July 10, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
The international phenomena that is the World Cup has held down the number one spot for the last couple of weeks. We've seen the U.S men's soccer team inspire a nation with their resilience and we looked on in total shock as the host nation Brazil was dominated by a more team oriented Germany. Now, the most watched game will have to take a back set as the NBA free agency is set to take center stage. So much speculation during this offseason about where your favorite NBA superstar might land and how that decision could make championship aspirations a reality. On today's show we will discuss how last years pretenders could become instant contenders with one stroke of a pen. Former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Maurice Clarett talks about how his decisions have forever changed the course of his life and his suggestions for today's players. Former Chicago Bears, Todd McMillion, defensive back and prostate cancer survive stops by to for an update on his Know Your Number campaign. We also remember Carter Eve, a close friend who recently lost his long battle with cancer last week.
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Our show will cater to both avid fans and newbies by providing insightful storytelling based on personal experiences, game break downs and what really happens when the bright lights and crowds are all gone. Today’s fans are searching for expert commentary that’s objective, entertaining, witty, truthful and real. In today’s world, you won’t be able to please everyone, but honesty continues to be an undeniable attribute we can all agree upon. The ability to drive water cooler debates, leave audiences hanging on your every word and using insight to generate outside conversations, is what I plan to accomplish. The show will have guests from all walks of life giving their opinions and expertise on breaking news and top headlines. This is sure to be a show that you will want to tune in to see what happens next.
Growing up in the inner city of Miami has presented me with many obstacles to overcome. No matter how bleak things might have looked or what odds might have been stacked against me, I never stop fighting for what I want. I went from a college walk-on at Morris Brown College to a scholarship student-athlete at Georgia Tech. It was imperative for me to display my athletic abilities on a larger platform. This mindset has pushed me to chase my dream over 3 continents by way of the CFL, NFL Europe and finally the NFL. I took that same approach to my education when I gave up a $50,000 work-out bonus to return to Georgia Tech and earn my undergraduate degree in Business. I was presented with an award from the NFL because of my scholastic achievements. As an undrafted player in the NFL I’ve seen my fair share of highs and lows in my 10 year career. The knowledge gained on and off the field has led to my continued work as a Sports Analyst. I can recreate the passion I had on the field as an analyst to help undrafted players find success in the NFL. Maintaining the proper attitude with perseverance has allowed me to continue my pursuit for perfection as I embark on what is sure to be a great 2nd career.
I continue to use my celebrity to bring awareness to outside causes and community organizations. This allows me to mentor future leaders of tomorrow, aspiring athletes and help troubled youth. Nothing is better than knowing that you’ve had a major impact on someone else’s life.